Our story.

In the early 1970’s a group of dedicated parents of children with Autism came together for fellowship.  They realized how little was known about Autism and recognized that Autistic children and adults have their own special ways of experiencing the world.  Services were nonexistent or inappropriate.  The parents stood together as a unified voice and worked diligently to improve life for Autistic individuals and their families in our state.  Their grass roots efforts would come to be known as the Autism Society of South Carolina.  The organization was chartered by the State of South Carolina in 1972 and received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service in 1974.

We are the only state-wide organization advocating for Autistic children and adults and their families.  The Autism Society of South Carolina provides assistance, education, services, and resources to improve the lives of Autistic individuals.  Every dollar that we raise stays in South Carolina to ensure that the nearly 70,000 Autistic individuals living in South Carolina have opportunities to achieve a quality of life comparable to their peers.

The Autism Society of South Carolina has been a United Way participant since 1976.  Other financial support is provided by memberships, personal donations, grants, and fundraising events.


We create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. We equip those affected by Autism with knowledge and support to maximize their quality of life.

Your support is the key to helping us fulfill our mission: Your tax deductible gift can help improve the quality of life for Autistic people and their families.  You can have a positive impact by making a donation to the Autism Society South Carolina.  Your generous donations goes directly towards providing assistance and services for Autistic individuals to help us achieve our mission.